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Police Logs

Friday, July 15, 2011

Coaldale police have charged Jason Hurley, 27, of 147 Fourth St., Coaldale, with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, on June 16 at 9:20 p.m., Officer Jeremy Paul Talanca, along with Officer Krebs, stopped a black Ford Escort at First and High streets for failing to have a working license plate light. Talanca approached the driver's side of the vehicle and identified the driver as Hurley. There was also a white male in the passenger seat.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A two-vehicle crash occurred along SR100 at Orchard Road, Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, at 3:48 p.m. July 13, say state police at Fogelsville.

Troopers said Daniel Silfies, 31, of Palmerton, attempted to pass a vehicle that was slowing to turn right. As Silfies passed the vehicle he crossed over the double yellow line to get around. As Silfies was passing the vehicle, Amy Hosterman, 26, of Mertztown, was making a left turn from Orchard Road and did not see Silfies because it was behind another vehicle.

Both units collided.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Several Schuylkill County businesses have been cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violations of the liquor code.

Mazloom's Bar, 57-50 Valley St., New Philadelphia, was cited for failing to clean its malt beverage dispensing system every seven days. The violations occurred on Dec. 1 and 10, 2010; and Jan. 20 and Feb. 24, the complaint states.

Eagle Beverage Inc., 221 E. Market St., Orwigsburg, was cited for issuing checks on March 4 with insufficient funds to cover them.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Steven Gregory Keach, 19, of the 200 block of Lincoln Drive, Tamaqua R.D., is in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of posting $50,000 (10 percent) bail after being charged by Mahoning Township police with simple assault, terroristic threats, and harassment.

According to police the incident involving his arrest began at approx. 5:14 p.m. on Monday, July 7.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Carbon County driver was the victim of a hit-and- run accident that occurred in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at the intersection of Morea Road and Spruce Street (Pottsy Hill), in Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said Juan Manuel Gonzalez, 28, of Shenandoah, was northbound on Spruce Street in a 1995 Saturn and failed to stop for a posted stop sign. He traveled into the path of a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Theodore M. Dacey, of Nesquehoning, who was westbound on Morea Road. The two vehicles collided.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Lehighton man who got into a fight with his father last month had one charge of simple assault dismissed.

Randy Whiteman Jr., 31, of 593 Lower Nis Hollow Road, also had one charge of harassment reduced to a summary offense during a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Daniel J. Snyder, 25, of Palmerton, was arrested after his vehicle struck a tree along the west edge of Blue Mountain Road in West Penn Township, about 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12.

Troopers said it was leanred that Snyder had a warrant for his arrest issued to Palmerton police. He was taken into custody and later turned over the Palmerton police, troopers said.

The DUI charge in Schuylkill is pending.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Lehighton man has been found guilty of harassment for an incident that occurred on April 30 at Family Motors Too Inc., 5245 Interchange Road, Lehighton.

Adam Ash, of 25 Sylvia Lane, was found guilty of the offense during a preliminary hearing Tuesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for June:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating an incident where a gazebo was flipped over and damaged at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered the yard of Linda Joanne Zimmerman, 2512 Railroad St., Mahanoy Plane, and flipped over the gazebo. Troopers said the incident occurred sometime between 2:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. The gazebo is made of metal and canvass, troopers noted.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570)-874-5300.